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  • Dealing with Stage Fright and Other Student Stressors

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    This panel discussion dives deeply into stage fright and student stress and offers practical tips for teachers. Length: 45 Minutes


    In this panel discussion experts on the topic of stage fright and student stress hold an informal conversation sharing stories from their experience along with guidance and advice for working with students to help them overcome fear and give their best performance.  

  • Core Values - A Classroom Management Tool

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    This mini course explores the EdTA Core values and their use as a classroom management tool.


    Learning objectives:

    Identify the EdTA Core Values

    Envision the Core Values at use in your practice. 

    Length:  15 minutes


    B.K. Goodman

    Theatre Educator, Technical Theatre Director

    BK Goodman serves as the Vice President and Director of Operations for Texas Thespians. Mr. Goodman is the Head Theatre Director at Morton Ranch High School as well as the Director of the Performing Arts Center . He produces over 6 main-stage productions a year in addition to many other events that center around student growth and development through theatre arts. He has created a Special Needs theatre program on his campus that provides opportunities for students of all abilities to use theatre therapy as a means to enhance student achievement. He has been in field of education for 10 years, accumulating many accolades for the success of his students in the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competition. Mr. Goodman received his Bachelors Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his Masters in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Goodman also serves as the founder of two summer theatre camps in Texas. He loves spending time reading plays, designing sets, and helping other teachers grow in the classroom. 

     

     

  • Understanding Model Cornerstone Assessments

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Learn how a model cornerstone assessment can offer a tool for learning about effective assessment.

    Model cornerstone assessments offer examples of effective assessment that show how to evaluate student learning in theatre.  Lear about the structure of a model cornerstone assessment and how you can develop your own. D

    In this course, you will learn:

    - the structure of a model cornerstone assessment or MCA

    - how to create your own MCA to effectively evaluate student learning 

  • Reaching Young Actors

    Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Read and study a seven part student centered series on acting to get new ideas for teaching acting in your classroom.

    Learning Objectives

    - read the classic Jon Jory acting series from Dramatics magazine and identify key points 

    - make connections to the teaching of acting 

    In this course you will be asked to:

    - read, study and reflect

    - apply your learning to create a sample lesson plan

    Bonus:   submit your lesson plan to be adjudicated for inclusion in TE-Pro community - winners receive a $25.00 prize per lesson accepted

  • Stage Combat Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Explore the basics of stage combat with Jason Robert LeClair.

    Learning safe and effective stage fight choreography for large group scenes starts with the basics. This lesson teaches the basics of non-contact and contact fight choreography for the classroom including video examples.   
    DISCLAIMER:  This webinar is not meant to substitute for training in fight coordination. It is recommended that you always contact a trained fight coordinator or seek out formal training to ensure safety for all. 

    Jason Robert LeClair

    Theatre Educator

    Jason Robert LeClair has his Masters in Art Education from the University of Florida and is an Honors graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Media and Performing Arts. He has been teaching the art of theatre in all aspects since 1999. Working in professional theatres as technical director, community theatres as artistic director and consultant, as well as high schools across the state and the east coast, he has earned a solid local reputation for excellence. President of the Rhode Island Theatre Education Association from 2010 – 2014 and Director of International Thespian Troupe 7444, Mr. LeClair continues to work in the realm of arts education encouraging the collaborative nature of the theatrical arts.

  • Devising as Constructivist Teaching Practice Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 10/24/2019

    Bethany Nelson, Emerson College offers this webinar to address the theory underlying the practice of devising theatre. Length: 60 minutes

    Whether you are focused on integrating core curriculum into your drama class or drama into your core subject curriculum, Devising/Playmaking is an effective and accessible multi-purpose tool.  Designed for the more seasoned educator, this webinar addresses the theory underlying the practice of Devising, as a constructivist teaching model which incorporates the best of what we know about how children learn, including learning styles, multiple intelligences, project-based learning and social-emotional learning.  

  • Online Workshop: Teaching Costuming with Cosplay

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Cosplay makes a great vehicle for exploring the costumer's design process. Learn how to teach costuming with found materials in this online workshop. The time estimate to complete the workshop is 90 minutes.

    In this online workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the art of costume design through cosplay.  The course includes a lesson plan that breaks down the process, a video tutorial on basic costume creation techniques using plastic and tape, a great inspiration article that shares what it is like to be a cosplay participant and all of the tools you need to research and create a cosplay design.  

    Learning objectives:

    Identify a step by step procedure for creating a cosplay costume or teaching others.  

    Understand the design process and how costumers use croquis, measurements and research.      

    Student connection:  Get your students excited about Cosplay and costume design with articles and resources on dramatics.org


  • Introduction to Costuming in the Theatre Classroom

    Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    New York City costumer Shirlee Idzakovich and Colorado theatre educator Kari Armstrong offer some advice about costuming and teaching student costumers. Suitable for those just starting out or those who want to learn more; includes curriculum and assessment tools for those who would like to teach costuming as a part of their theatre education program. This course is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete and may be completed at your own pace.

    Learning objectives:

    Identify effective practices for costuming and/or teaching costume design and construction.

    Envision and articulate course impact on your own practice. 


    Shirlee Idzakovich

    New York City Costumer

    Shirlee Idzakovich is a Costume Designer and stylist from New York City.  

    She has over a hundred builds to her name and she works all over the world costuming and educating young costumers.   Her passion is mentoring young designers on their path to building a career in the field of the costume world.  Her credits include film, tv, pre-Broadway runs, off-Broadway, and Broadway along with many communities and high school productions.   She is a talented stylist and works with many people preparing them for their events and red carpet walks.  Her travels have taken her to Asia and Australia and to nearly every state in the USA.  Her goal is to teach costuming in every state over the next few years.  She is an experienced editor and is asked to speak on many youtube channels about costuming.  She was chosen to work on the EDTA Curriculum Frame Work Team and plans on continuing her work there. 

    She runs a Facebook group dedicated to only costumers where anyone can get info from how to sew a pant to plotting out an entire show. 

    Kari Armstrong

    Costume Director/Instructor - Poudre High School

    Kari Armstrong has been the costume director/instructor with the Poudre High School Theatre program in Fort Collins Colorado since 2005. She has sewn for most of her life, has a background in fine arts, illustration, graphic design, fashion design and enjoys many artsy distractions.

     

  • Playmaking in the Drama Classroom Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Playmaking is a wonderful tool for effective teaching! Learn how playmaking enlivens drama/theatre classrooms and teaches critical thinking skills. Length: 60 Minutes

    Bethany Nelson, Emerson College Boston, demonstrates how playmaking is a crucial practice for the development of critical and creative thinking  as well for the creation of a generation of original performance pieces.   Designed for teachers who are new to creating original plays with students, either in the drama classroom or in core subject classes, this webinar will offer a practical, accessible approach to doing this work with students grades 2-10.  Length: 60 minutes.

    Bethany Nelson, PhD

    Graduate Program Director of Theatre Education, Emerson College

    Bethany Nelson is an Assistant Professor, Area Head of Undergraduate Theatre Education, and Graduate Program Director of Theatre Education at Emerson College.  She teaches in the areas of theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  She created and runs the Institute for Urban Teaching, an intensive which brings together the academic study of culturally relevant teaching with practical strategies for using drama/theatre for emerging best practice.  She has taught drama and theatre K-12 in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and conducts workshops throughout New England on diversity, equity and multicultural education.  Her research interests are focused on using Applied Drama and Theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth.  Research on the effects of in-role drama, process drama, and playmaking are published in Youth Theatre Journal, Drama Australia Journal, Drama Research: international journal of drama-in-education, Research in Drama Education Journal: the journal of applied theatre and, most recently, in Applied Theatre Research Journal. She regularly presents workshops and papers at national and international conferences and is a contributor to international textbooks on the state of the field.  

    She is the winner of the 2012 ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Innovative Teaching, the 2014 Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2014 Leonidas Nickole Theatre Educator of the Year Award for the New England Theatre Conference, the Emerson College Distinguished Alumni award for 2015 and the 2018 Ann Flagg Multicultural Award. 

     

    Bethany Nelson, PhD

    Graduate Program Director of Theatre Education, Emerson College

    Bethany Nelson is an Assistant Professor, Area Head of Undergraduate Theatre Education, and Graduate Program Director of Theatre Education at Emerson College.  She teaches in the areas of theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  She created and runs the Institute for Urban Teaching, an intensive which brings together the academic study of culturally relevant teaching with practical strategies for using drama/theatre for emerging best practice.  She has taught drama and theatre K-12 in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and conducts workshops throughout New England on diversity, equity and multicultural education.  Her research interests are focused on using Applied Drama and Theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth.  Research on the effects of in-role drama, process drama, and playmaking are published in Youth Theatre Journal, Drama Australia Journal, Drama Research: international journal of drama-in-education, Research in Drama Education Journal: the journal of applied theatre and, most recently, in Applied Theatre Research Journal. She regularly presents workshops and papers at national and international conferences and is a contributor to international textbooks on the state of the field.  

    She is the winner of the 2012 ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Innovative Teaching, the 2014 Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2014 Leonidas Nickole Theatre Educator of the Year Award for the New England Theatre Conference, the Emerson College Distinguished Alumni award for 2015 and the 2018 Ann Flagg Multicultural Award. 

     

  • Developing Student Stage Managers Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Learn how to train your students in stage management to enrich your curriculum and strengthen your program. Length: 90 Minutes total

    Equity Stage Manager Cheryl J. Williams demonstrates how to train your students to become stage managers in a step by step method designed to be delivered as a standards based curriculum unit.  Suitable for educators wishing to expand their programs or for beginning stage managers.  Includes handouts and forms needed to successfully stage manage a show.  Length:  90 minutes

    Cheryl Williams

    Lighting Designer

    Cheryl J. Williams is the founder of CJ Williams Consultant.  Cheryl has been a professor of theatre for over 25 years, having taught a wide range of theatre courses, at various universities to include: Morgan State; University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County; Old Dominion University, Virginia Union University and the University of Ghana (West Africa).   She also teaches the Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible and World Religion for the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary.  In addition to teaching Cheryl’s professional work includes teaching artist, director, lighting & sound designer, production/stage manager, workshop leader, motivational speaker, and videographer.

    For further information please visit her website: Cjwilliamsconsultant.com